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UK libraries in the news | 29 Apr 2018

Friends groups formed to assist and support libraries in Warrington,

A Gwynedd library reopens after refurbishment…

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UK libraries in the news | 27 Apr 2018

Alan Wylie argues that Labour needs a national policy to defend and protect libraries,

Resident asks town council in East Sussex to defend both local libraries from closure,

Barnet libraries to lose space to Wimbletech’s Workary scheme for business start-ups,

Concerns in Northumberland that co-location plans will squeeze the library offer,

Volunteers consult on extending opening hours in Flintshire library they open two sessions a week,

Village campaigners in East Sussex plan to run the library themselves with help from Baptist Church who will use the space for activities,

Campaign calling for school libraries to be a statutory requirement

 

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Apr 2018

Upper Norwood Library Trust applies to Lambeth for a late-night cabaret licence,

The fight for Highbridge Library in Somerset continues,

Application submitted for Darlington to relist Croydon Street Library,

Volunteers in Pembrokeshire, who have run the service for nearly two years on two sessions a week to supplement one day a week opening, consult on extending opening hours

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UK libraries in the news | 24 Apr 2018

Public meeting to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library called for Weds 25 April at 7pm,

North Somerset’s Long Ashton Library could close,

Trafford plans to redevelop Hale Library site for mixed housing and retail with library moving to a newly created community centre,

Vale of Glamorgan library first in Wales to trial use of Open+ technology to extend access to libraries for over 18s

Plans in Cornwall to convert a library into a ‘cultural hub’

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UK libraries in the news | 23 Apr 2018

Bromley library workers reach agreement with GLL on pay and conditions,

New mobile libraries for Angus,
 
Library in North Lincs will reopen as ‘community hub’ following works to allow co-location of services & to create meeting rooms and activity spaces,
 
Judicial Review of Darlington’s plan to relocate Crown Street Library to the Dolphin Centre will be heard in Leeds in June,
Senior councillors in Hertfordshire deny that proposed change to the library service is privatisation…

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UK libraries in the news | 20 Apr 2018

Residents furious over plans to close libraries in Northamptonshire sue, 

Government-funded report on Bristol libraries appears to have been buried, 

The introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland puts additional strain on libraries, 

Library halved in size as Sefton plans to install a gym on the second floor of Maghull Library

Mobile library service in Bucks could be scrapped,

Charity running three libraries with volunteers in Lincolnshire ceases to operate two years on,

Lambeth campaigners call for greater democracy in Lambeth, including discussion on Lambeth’s unwanted bookish-gyms,

Concerns about UK literacy highlighted…

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UK libraries in the news | 19 Apr 2018

Approval given for Hertfordshire’s libraries to be outsourced,

Primary School in Herts have plans to build a library open to pupils and the public,

Plans to close 21 libraries in Northants impacts on children’s centre services

Pickering Library in Nth Yorks celebrates one year of operation as a hybrid library involving fifty- eight volunteers,

Volunteer-run library and community hub opens in Burgh-le-Marsh in Lincolnshire,

Plans for a ‘wellbeing hub’ which will include a library in North Lincs on display

Bexley’s plan to relocate Sidcup library is criticised….

 

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